Thugs ambushed an 18-year-old man, beating him with a hammer, in the South of Market district Friday afternoon, police said. Multiple suspects jumped the man at Natoma and Sixth streets around 4:45 p.m. He was struck in the back with a hammer, and punched and kicked all over his body, police said. The suspects fled and the victim was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. There have been no arrests. Read More
The grand reopening of the Old Mint building in SoMa will have to wait at least a few years longer than the initial 2012 goal.The stone, iron and concrete edifice at Fifth and Mission streets, which in the late 1870s secured one-third of the nation’s gold, will continue to remain vacant indefinitely after plans to raise $95 million over the past three years to reinvent it as a Bay Area history museum were stalled by a rough economy. Read More
Hundreds of onlookers stared up at flames shooting from two buildings in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood as firefighters worked to extinguish the four-alarm blaze Wednesday evening.
Click on the photo at right to see more shots of the fire or scroll down to see images and video captured from people around San Francisco. Read More
A man was found guilty today of murder for the 1984 slaying of a woman at an auto repair shop in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood that was solved through a DNA match more than two decades later, prosecutors said.A San Francisco Superior Court jury this afternoon found Dwight Culton, 62, guilty of first-degree murder for the death of 43-year-old Joan Baldwin at the former Earl Scheib auto shop at 555 Bryant St. Read More
Mike Talley said his family back home in Tulsa, Okla., disowned him, and it wasn’t just because he was gay. He was also into leather. “Leather was over the line,” he recalled. “Thirty days later, I was living in San Francisco, and I had found home.”
And like many gay men who sought refuge in The City in the ’80s, he wound up at the Eagle Tavern, a quintessential leather bar that shut its doors — at least for now — on Saturday night, after 30 years as an institution. Read More
Members from the Federal Transit Administration convened Wednesday in San Francisco to give advice to small business owners on how to secure contract work for The City’s Central Subway project. Read More
Two men were ordered out of a car at gunpoint, pistol-whipped and robbed in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood early Monday morning, police said.The robbery was reported at about 1:50 a.m. in the 1500 block of Folsom Street, according to police.The two victims, ages 24 and 29, were in their vehicle when they were approached by three suspects who ordered them out of the car at gunpoint, police said. Read More
It was a week ago when a man ran out of an adult bookstore in San Francisco on fire.
San Francisco police and fire personnel responded to the area near Sixth and Mission streets April 13 just after 6:20 p.m. for a separate call when the man ran out of the Golden Gate Adult Superstore.
The man suffered life-threatening burns in the incident. Read More
A fight at Sixth and Howard streets turned bloody Friday after a man suffered multiple stab wounds, cops said. The 43-year-old man suffered the non-life-threatening knife wounds around 10:40 p.m. The suspect, whose description was not immediately available, stabbed the victim several times during the brawl before fleeing on foot, police said. The victim was treated at the hospital for his injuries. No arrest has been made, cops email@example.com Read More
Only about 30 PG&E customers remain without power this afternoon following an equipment failure and reports of a small explosion in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood, according to police and a PG&E spokeswoman.About 2,400 customers lost power in the area of Second and Bryant streets shortly after 2 p.m., according to PG&E. Read More